Art for Life’s Sake
The Medical Humanities Department of Sydney University and the Foundation for Art and Health held a symposium last week in Australia to examine the value and areas of improvement for art therapy. It has become a truly global conversation, with Dr. Aw, a leading medical doctor in Toronto, saying "that a relationship exists between culture and good health." In the United Kingdom, a network has been set up to share best practices. And in San Francisco, author Amy Gorman, recently wrote a book “about promoting positive healthy aging... and involvement with the creative arts in retirement years." The amount of evidence that art benefits health is growing at an increasing rate, and people are taking notice.
The Huffington Post, October 17, 2011
Written By: John M. Eger